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Chris Miller
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Member Since
March 21, 2012
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

ACBL Tournament director; chief director and club manager of the Washington Bridge League weekly Unit Game. Capable of occasional flashes of competence as a player.

In the real world, a retired software engineer with a past life teaching computer science in UK universities

All views expressed in my posts, except when otherwise stated or when presented as direct quotes from ACBL published policies and regulations, are my own. They are not reviewed or approved by the ACBL.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a grand slam on an endplay
Regular Bridge Partners
Kevin Barnes, GIB
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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What is the correct TD decision and why?
If there is no logical alternative to raising 5 to 6, then why did West not simply bid 6 on the previous round? Is strain in doubt, or is he still looking for 7?
What is the correct TD decision and why?
Not in this case. East took the weakest possible action. What else (related to the hand) could he have been thinking about other than a stronger action?
What is the correct TD decision and why?
The poll questions are seriously flawed. There was UI, by definition - the hesitation is UI whether or not it suggests anything, whether or not the action taken conforms to what was suggested, and whether or not there were logical alternatives to the action taken. We do not try to determine ...
Though it may come as a surprise to a Brit, there are one or two Americans who use irony without explicitly flagging it. (The video link was a clue, however)
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
If the game has laws, there has to be a means to ensure that they are followed, whether committee, panel, director's sole decision, popular vote, or pistols at dawn. If the due process can never affect a result, it is pointless. So as long as there are rules, it ...
A method to use hand records for 7- and 8-table 2-session round robins
A safer way is to use a BAM movement and play each match in two halves, half the boards before the break and half after. No comparisons during a session, but discuss hands freely during the break. One set of hands is used in the first session, a different set ...
A method to use hand records for 7- and 8-table 2-session round robins
Note that this isn't just theoretical: I have used both of these movements a number of times for Round Robin leagues, mostly in the District 6 Flight A Grand National Teams initial qualifying day. A quirk of the 8-team NE Relay solution is that 2 leagues can be accommodated ...
18-19 HCP for 2NT rebid - why?
Pretty much right. My comment was based on Murphy's Law, not on the actual odds of dummy holding an unblocked queen, working jack, length trick somewhere, or there being some favorable opposing holding where high cards magically drop. It is the same kind of probability that, had we stopped ...
18-19 HCP for 2NT rebid - why?
I've held exactly one 28-point hand, a 4333 with all the AKs. I went low and opened 2 with a 3NT rebid. The result was an entirely expected Down 1 with absolutely no play for a ninth trick. It was about an average-plus.
Tempo question ( too fast over a jump)
I don't see a reason to impose a Double in place of 6, but if we were to do so, we can't say whether that would be the final contract without seeing the other hand.
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